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Federal Register Summary for week of 21 February

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  • Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.


    SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 115th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 159th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Marianas Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) REAC, the Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and the Council's Program Planning Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee.

    DATES: The meetings will be held from March 11 through March 21, 2014. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

    Guam Hilton Hotel, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam GU 96913; telephone: (671) 646-1835.

    Fiesta Hotel, Saipan Beach, Garapan, MP CNMI 96950; telephone: (670) 234-6412.

    Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Arnold Palacios, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-21/html/2014-03723.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 2014 Medical Countermeasures Initiative Regulatory Science Symposium

    AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following meeting: 2014 Medical Countermeasures initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science Symposium. The symposium is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific ideas for medical countermeasure development and evaluation, communicate progress on regulatory science efforts related to the development and advancement of medical countermeasures, facilitate innovative directions, and inform stakeholders on medical countermeasure-related scientific progress and accomplishments.

    Date and Time: This symposium will be held on June 2 and 3, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Persons interested in attending the symposium in person or viewing via Web cast must register by May 23, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST.

    Location: The symposium will be held at the FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Entrance for the public meeting participants (non-FDA employees) is through Building 1 where routine security check procedures will be performed. For parking and security information, please refer to http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241740.htm.

    Contact: Rakesh Raghuwanshi, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 4283, 301-796-4769, FAX: 301-847-8615, email: AskMCMi@fda.hhs.gov.

    Registration: If you wish to attend the symposium or view via Web cast, you must register at http://www.fda.gov/medicalcountermeasures by May 23, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST. When registering, you must provide the following information: (1) Your name, (2) title, (3) company or organization (if applicable), and (4) email address.

    There is no fee to register for the symposium and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please enter pertinent information in the "Notes'' section of the electronic registration form when you register.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-18/html/2014-03358.htm

  • Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

    Date: March 12, 2014.

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols and related data management activities. Please check the meeting agenda at OBA Meetings Page (available at the following URL: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdnarac/racmeetings.html) for more information.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

    Contact Person: Chris Nice, Program Assistant, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838, nicelc@mail.nih.gov.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/rdna.html, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    OMB's "Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance Program Announcements'' (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a statement concerning the official government programs contained in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in its announcements the number and title of affected individual programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in this notice covers virtually every NIH and Federal research program in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as well as private organizations, both national and international, have elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual program listing, NIH invites readers to direct questions to the information address above about whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are affected.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-18/html/2014-03395.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows:

    DATE AND TIME: February 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and February 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and provide name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

    WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/140225 or {http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130509/](http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130509/) and follow the instructions.

    UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

    AGENCY CONTACT: Jennie L. Moehlmann, jmoehlma@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7000.

    PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, dtopousi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7750.

    STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

    OPEN SESSIONS:

    February 25, 2014

    • 9:00-9:05 a.m. (Chairman's introduction)
    • 9:05-10:30 a.m. (Joint CPP/CSB)
    • 10:45-11:30 a.m. (SCF)
    • 11:30-11:45 a.m. (CSB)
    • 12:45-3:15 p.m. (CPP)

    February 26, 2014

    • 7:30-9:30 a.m. (AB)
    • 9:30-10:15 a.m. (A&O)
    • 10:30-11:00 a.m. (SEI)
    • 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Plenary)

    CLOSED SESSIONS:

    February 25, 2014

    • 3:00-4:15 p.m. (CPP)
    • 4:00-4:30 p.m. (CSB)

    February 26, 2014

    • 11:00-11:30 a.m. (Plenary executive closed)
    • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Plenary closed)

    MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED:

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Joint Meeting: Committee on Programs and Plans/Committee on Strategy and Budget (CPP/CSB)

    Open Session: 9:05-10:30 a.m.

    • Committee Chairmen's remarks
    • Discussion item: NSF Annual Facility Plan

    CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

    Open Session: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

    • Chairman's remarks
    • FY 2013 Annual Portfolio Review (APR) of Facilities
    • FY 2013 APR Draft Recommendations
    • Chairman's closing remarks, including FY 2014 APR of Facilities

    Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

    Open Session: 11:30-11:45 a.m.

    • Committee Chairman's remarks
    • Approval of CSB open minutes for August 2013 meeting
    • NSF FY 2014 budget update
    • SCF update

    Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

    Open Session: 12:45-3:15 p.m.

    • Approval of open CPP minutes for November 2013
    • Committee Chairman's remarks--including annual CY 2014 schedule of action and written information items for NSB review
    • NSB Information Item: The iPlant Collaborative
    • NSB Information Item: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    • NSB Information Item: Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
    • CPP Program Portfolio Planning--Transformative Research to Innovating for Society through Talented People

    Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

    Closed Session: 3:15-4:00 p.m.

    • Committee Chairman's remarks
    • Approval of closed CPP minutes for November 2013
    • NSB Information Item: Astronomy Portfolio
    • NSB Information Item: Polar Issues/Antarctic Update

    Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

    Closed Session: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

    • Committee Chairman's remarks
    • Approval of CSB closed minutes for August 2013 meeting
    • FY 2015 and future budget development

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Task Force on Administrative Burdens (AB)

    Open Session: 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    • Approval of the February 4, 2014 teleconference minutes
    • Chairman's remarks
    • Discussion Item: OMB's New Uniform Administrative
    • Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
    • Discussion Item: Draft Report

    Audit and Oversight Committee (A&O)

    Open Session: 9:30-10:15 a.m.

    -Approval of August 2013 open and closed meeting minutes -Committee Chairman's opening remarks -Inspector General's update, including -FY 2013 Financial Statement Audit -Annual Office of Audit Work Plan FY 2014 -Chief Financial Officer's update -Committee Chairman's closing remarks

    Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

    Open Session: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

    • Approval of August 15, 2013 minutes
    • Committee Chairman's remarks
    • Update on Indicators 2014 release
    • Update on the "Digital Indicators'' project
    • Update on the companion report to Science and Engineering
    • Indicators 2014 on STEM workforce
    • Chairman's summary

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Executive Closed Session: 11:00-11:30 a.m.

    • Approval of executive closed session minutes, November 2013 meeting
    • Election of ad hoc Committee on Nominating for NSB Elections
    • Approval of Honorary Award Recommendation
    • Board member proposals
    • Chairman's remarks

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Closed Session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    • Approval of closed session minutes, November 2013
    • Discussion on risks to NSF
    • Closed committee reports
    • Chairman's remarks

    Plenary Board Meeting

    Open Session: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

    • Approval of open session minutes, November 2013
    • Chairman's report
    • Director's report
    • Open committee reports
    • Chairman's remarks
    • Meeting Adjourns: 2:45 p.m.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-20/html/2014-03665.htm

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